New Metrology Training Program Available

America's Cutting Edge (ACE) program is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement. It is supported by the Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program from the Office of Industrial Policy and is based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of the ACE education and workforce development activities, a new metrology training program is now available. The ACE metrology online curriculum was developed by Dr. Tony Schmitz, Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Joint Faculty at ORNL.

The online metrology curriculum is approximately two hours of instruction that includes:

• An introduction to manufacturing measurements covering measurement transducers for displacement, velocity, acceleration, strain, temperature, part dimensions, surface finish and internal geometry

• An introduction to measurement uncertainty including a definition of terms, a description of measurement uncertainty evaluation and a case study for density measurement

• Multiple-choice quizzes to assess learning and track progress There is no cost to participate in this exciting opportunity, but registration is required. Register for the training at: All students who finish the online training will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of NIST Technical Note 1297 as a metrology resource.

ACE metrology complements the existing ACE computer numerical control (CNC) machining training program. Registration for the online CNC machining training is available at There is no cost to participate.

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